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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4395 on: May 19, 2022, 05:24:26 am »
A lot of South Londoners.  More specifically Borough and Southwark. 

A part of the smoke I know, or knew, very well.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4396 on: May 19, 2022, 12:52:56 pm »
l remember hearing the story of a woman who got a surprise with her ancestry DNA results. A while later, she got an update with different results. The database had been updated with DNA from an ethnic group (her own) that had previously been unrepresented.

In the US at least, it's common for people to angrily complain that the DNA tests are wrong - because they show no Native American ancestry because their great grandmother was most certainly a Cherokee. (Cherokee is the most common fantasy ancestor). No way that they could have African or Mexican ancestry. No way!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4397 on: May 20, 2022, 04:52:47 am »
One of my sisters in law did the DNA test at the same time as Mrs z and I.  She was convinced she had indigenous blood and was planning on knocking out "genuine" aboriginal dot painting pottery to sell on line.  She was so disappointed.

Mrs z came into my shed today and looked at the 'free to a good home' air fleet laid out on Dadswell Bridge (the pic last page).  She suggested it would make a good boneyard dio.
Possibly, but I want to strip and rebuild the Boomerang and Buffalo, and there are never enough Hurricane whiffs.

My three "oops i appear to have started something else" aircraft builds (MiG 23, Me 410 and a B&V Luft 46 thing) are all about to get paint.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4398 on: May 22, 2022, 06:32:18 am »

Mrs z came into my shed today and looked at the 'free to a good home' air fleet laid out on Dadswell Bridge (the pic last page).  She suggested it would make a good boneyard dio.

Proof, if it were needed, that you are married to a most imaginative, perceptive lady!!

.............and I agree; one can NEVER, EVER have too many Hurricane whiffs.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4399 on: May 23, 2022, 04:52:54 am »
Two days without bench time due to family duties and work.
I'm getting twitchy...

i've been pondering the origin of the free to a good home Hurricane.  A four cannon aircraft moulded in black plastic.  I'm thinking Heller Hurricane Mk IIc.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4400 on: May 23, 2022, 05:38:35 am »
Two days without bench time due to family duties and work.
I'm getting twitchy...

i've been pondering the origin of the free to a good home Hurricane.  A four cannon aircraft moulded in black plastic.  I'm thinking Heller Hurricane Mk IIc.

Might be Heller, they did an intruder version. Matchbox did an intruder as well but that was in two coloured plastic, grey/brown from memory ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4401 on: May 23, 2022, 07:19:26 am »
If it was black plastic there's a good chance it was the FROG kit. That was a night fighter with twin cannon in each wing.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4402 on: May 23, 2022, 07:48:52 am »
Some Heller kits were moulded in black plastic in the late 90s and onwards.  The Spitfire 16 definitely was.

Would need a photo to confirm.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4403 on: May 23, 2022, 10:06:33 pm »
I have a Heller Hurricane MkII in Basic Black... with snazzy tape-adhesive striping...   :-\

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4404 on: May 24, 2022, 03:03:16 am »
I'll take a pic.
I has no wheels, no canopy, only one elevator, and only three of the four gun barrels are attached.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4405 on: May 24, 2022, 03:55:56 am »
Hmm, yes.  Milhouse.
I must take the pics....

I've taken them, but am struggling with the back story.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4406 on: May 24, 2022, 06:52:17 pm »
I'll take a pic.
I has no wheels, no canopy, only one elevator, and only three of the four gun barrels are attached.

Probably the Frog kit then, as the Heller one has the elevators and cannon barrels moulded with the wings.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4407 on: May 25, 2022, 05:06:30 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4408 on: May 25, 2022, 10:04:31 am »
FROG, as the control surfaces are separate.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #4409 on: May 25, 2022, 10:25:30 am »
Yep, I'd recognise that anywhere.  :thumbsup:

The stand slot in the radiator's a good FROG recco point as well.

I've built 4-5 of them in my time, they always seemed a little less 'brutish' than the Airfix Hurricane of the period.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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